Friday, July 19, 2013

Candid Portrait (Friends and Family)

Assignment #10: Take an unposed portrait of someone you know.

Whether formal or informal, posed portraiture seems like a photographic niche that's about as far from recreational photography as you can get. Proper lighting equipment seems almost mandatory as does portrait-specific knowledge and experience. Additionally, unless you're shooting someone who is either unbelievably stunning or ridiculously cute, the photos are probably of little interest to those who don't know the subject.

That said, I'm a huge fan of photos with people in them, as the subject or otherwise.

So this assignment is to take a photo of a person. To make it easy, make it someone you know. As long as you never ever try to embarrass anyone or share unflattering pictures, your camera should continue to be welcome at gatherings of family and friends.

Little Boy / Blue

Christmas Belle


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